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Chizuko Judy Sugita de Quieiroz Interview

Date: July 8, 2009
Location: Torrance, California
Videographer: Dana Hoshide
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-252
02:16:58
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Nisei female. Born September 15, 1932, in Lodi, California. Grew up in Jersey Island, a small island in the Sacramento Delta. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, removed to the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, returned with family to Los Angeles, California. Graduated from Long Beach State and earned a Masters in Art from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Taught in the Palos Verdes School District, eventually becoming Art Department Chair. After retiring from teaching, pursued art full-time, becoming a renowned watercolorist.
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Interview location: Torrance, California Parents' family background Segment 1 of 16 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Memories of family home on Jersey Island Segment 2 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Attending school, beginnings of ethnic identity Segment 3 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Too young to remember hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 4 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Home ransacked by the FBI Segment 5 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Realization that Japanese Americans were singled out for incarceration because of race Segment 6 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Turning to reading and art in camp Segment 7 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Growing up and maturing as a result of camp Segment 8 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Leaving camp and living in a hostel until parents could reestablish business Segment 9 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Impact of incarceration on ethnic identity Segment 10 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Teaching art in the public schools, fighting to avoid funding cuts Segment 11 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Teaching, raising children, and doing art Segment 12 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Retiring from teaching and pursuing art full-time Segment 13 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Completing a series of paintings based on World War II camp experience Segment 14 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Exhibiting art in Hiroshima, Japan Segment 15 of 16 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Torrance, California Reflections Segment 16 of 16 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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